Mandarin Chinese

Major branch of Chinese spoken across most of northern and southwestern China

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Mandarin is a group of related varieties of Chinese spoken across most of northern and southwestern China. The group includes the Beijing dialect, the basis of Standard Mandarin or Standard Chinese. Because Mandarin originated in North China and most Mandarin dialects are found in the north, the group is sometimes referred to as the Northern dialects. Many local Mandarin varieties are not mutually intelligible. Nevertheless, Mandarin is often placed first in lists of languages by number of native speakers.

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The Canton Tower in Guangzhou, China on Wednesday lit up with "Incredible India" written in Mandarin and English during the India Day celebrations. The India Day..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 4 days ago

Ex-soldier and fluent Mandarin speaker Kevin Mallory, 62, is sentenced to 20 years in prison.
1 week ago • BBC News
Mandarin-language election signs in Melbourne, which are claimed to "trick" Chinese people to vote Liberal, have been criticised as a "massive rort".
Credit: SBS - Published 1 week ago

The Australian Electoral Commission says Liberal how-to-vote posters in Mandarin at polling booths in Melbourne have not broken any laws and won't be removed.
Credit: SBS - Published 1 week ago

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